Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of burying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of burying; interment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture.
  • n. The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A grave or place of sepulture; a tomb.
  • n. The act of burying; specifically, the act of burying a deceased person; sepulture; interment; the act of depositing a dead body in any place where it is intended to remain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
  • n. concealing something under the ground

Etymologies

Middle English buriel, back-formation from buriels (taken as pl.), from Old English byrgels; see bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English byrgels, from byrgan "to bury" + -els (Wiktionary)

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